Sarah Glenn Marsh’s latest picture book, THE BUG GIRL: MARIA MERIAN’S SCIENTIFIC METHOD, illustrated by Filippo Vanzo, published with Albert Whitman & Company on February 1, 2019!
This gorgeously illustrated biography celebrates a fascinating female pioneer who broke boundaries in both the arts and sciences. When Maria Merian was growing up in the mid-1600s, superstitions about bugs prevented people from taking a close look—but Maria’s longtime fascination with insects led her to persevere, and begin to study and paint them! Maria was a trailblazer for girls in science, eventually gaining recognition as one of the first entomologists and scientific illustrators.
PRAISE FOR THE BUG GIRL:
“The text smoothly incorporates biographical and historical information into a well-told story… A pleasing introduction to a notable woman, scientist, and illustrator.” —Booklist